Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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Ratings: 4,958 | Reviews: 2,197 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Fear4Beer:
4.63/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
So dark, malty, and delicious. One of the best beers I've ever had. Drink it warm, its meant to be drank at 16 degrees Celsius (around 59 degrees Fahrenheit). If you drink it cold you are not drinking it the way it was made to be consumed and the taste profile is TOTALLY different. When it is warm the flavors explode. It has a very little alcoholic zing at the end. Bitterness is next to nonexistent but it does have a beautiful dark cocoa taste. Cocoa is very bitter but this cocoa is balanced among all the dark fruit and other flavors. If you are a fan of other Ayinger beers you can taste that hefeweizen core at the very end. I LOVE their hefeweizen (Ayinger Bräu Weisse) so this is a nice change of pace. A perfect cold weather beer while the hefeweizen is perfect for the warmer weather.
Ayinger is one of the best beer crafters in the world. This beer continues that pedigree. If you want a lighter beer from them look for the Ayinger Bräu Weisse.
Other notes: If you check the Alström Bros' review it looks like they made a mistake in Jason's review. He gives the beer an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 but every other aspect of the beer (taste, appearance, smell, and mouthfeel) got a 4.5 out of 5 or higher. Seems like he made a typo when setting the overall rating. Seems like it should have been 4.5 instead of 3.5
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2014 03:57:22 | More by Fear4Beer
More User Reviews:
4.4/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
From a bottle into a pint glass
A: Dark rich mahogany. Almost nothing in terms if light penetration. 1/4 inch of thick head no lace left on the glass.
S: toasted malts and molasses are the dominate aromas. Maybe some carmel notes but they are faint.
T: I get a lot of molasses and dried fruits. Also a big taste of toasted malts and a touch of hops
M: I wanted this to be a little heavier. It's thick and chewy but taste and flavor fade fast.
O: worth every pennie
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 00:27:56 | More by Gear54
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,958 ratings.